The collection is built around the theme of peaceful marine life and timeless sailing culture, inspired by the Tretorn Wings collection originally launched in the 60’s for sailing, with accompanying Makia products great for life on the sea.
We chose Åland to set the mood for the collaboration between Tretorn and Makia. Åland lays in between Finland and Sweden in the Baltic Sea. This demilitarized and autonomous group of islands belongs to Finland, but is mostly Swedish speaking and related. The region has a long maritime history and is today a meeting place for sailing enthusiasts with an eco mindset. This is why it was only natural to share it’s history as an inspiration for the Makia & Tretorn - “Peace islands” capsule collection.
The collaboration between Swedish Tretorn and Finnish Makia was born out of love for the ocean that sets us apart. That's why parts of the proceedings from this collection will go to preserving the Baltic Sea through the John Nurmisen Foundation.